Poor Pursuit of Cobra Recondo. Forever stuck staring at his boots. Well, at least he has a nifty mask to hide the shamed look on his face. By the way, what the heck is that thing, a disguise or an artifact he’s picked up during his missions? Whatever the case, it gives the figure an Adventure Team vibe. Say, wasn’t the Sigma 6 Recondo actually part of a short-lived modern iteration of the Joes’ civilian 70s adventures?
Like many other Pursuit of Cobra Joes, Recondo is loaded with gear specific to his specialty. A wrapped rifle, though a different model, ties into the old figure, as does his boonie hat. There is a bald head underneath, a choice that shows yet another Predator homage, this time to Jesse Ventura’s Blain. After all, the old Recondo was not as bulked up as this guy.
Back to the accessories, he’s equipped with two rifles, two axes which store on his vest (always a bonus with me), and a solar powered survival pack with two foothold snare traps. Ouch. I’d hate to be the Cobra that steps into one of those. Pretty gruesome stuff for the good guys to employ, I think. I wonder what Ambush would think of Recondo’s methods? On the playability side of things, the backpack has a nice little retracting line feature. I was so pleased to see this sort of well-integrated play feature in the line, especially after the horrendously huge missile launchers of the Rise of Cobra.
A final note on playability: the funky neck post really takes away from it with this figure. Heck, even standing still he looks strange. I had to shoot at an extremely low angle just to get a good shot of his face. Maybe someday I’ll perform a little neck surgery and get him to a place where he can finally stand on a shelf with his head held high.